Broadsheet newspaper proves more than a good read for TV station's bare-all calendar stars

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 January, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 January, 2010, 12:00am

Mirror mirror on the wall, which TV station has the prettiest anchors of them all?

Once upon a time, news anchors and programme hosts were seasoned broadcasters and veteran journalists, men and women who were experienced and knew what they were talking about. Now, they are mostly fresh university graduates who have a preternatural ability to read fast roll-down scripts in front of their projectors.

Catch them when they are young and pretty. That seems to be the motto of TVB news a few years back when it started the beautification trend that has only intensified in recent times.

But now, as you can judge from the new 2010 calendar put out by i-Cable, the pay TV station simply wins hands-down in the hot-babes and cool-jocks contest by asking their most popular hosts and anchors to bear it all. But to escape the censors, the City section of the South China Morning Post came to the rescue. One of the people in the picture, who asked not to be named, admitted she was pretty embarrassed by the calendar. 'Boy, I thought we were hosts and anchors, not pseudo-models (lang mo),' she told LoDown. 'But I guess we are all lang mo now.'

As the city's respectable and prestigious paper, I am glad to report we have our i-Cable colleagues well-covered, in all the important sensitive parts.